TaylorMade’s 2017 M1 and M2 drivers have arrived in the UK, so here’s everything you need to know about TaylorMade’s newest M-series.
Along with the TaylorMade M1 and TaylorMade M2 drivers, TaylorMade have launched several other products – and we’ve reviewed them all.
The TaylorMade Fairway Woods, TaylorMade hybrids and TaylorMade M2 irons are being put in to play this year by several of the top name tour players, so here is a reminder of what there is to be excited about and which M-Family products are most likely to suit your game.
If you are in the market for a new driver, it is well worth looking at the M1 because TaylorMade’s engineers have stripped the original back to the drawing board and set themselves the task of studying each part to see how it could be improved to deliver a noticeable difference.
At £479 the M1 isn’t cheap but there is extra adjustability compared to the original in addition to 43% more carbon fibre, which will free up even more weight for the golfer.
TaylorMade M1 driver review
The M1 series boasts adjustability in their fairway woods and hybrids too, which means that each golfer can achieve the same precision setting as in their M1 driver.
Both the fairway wood (RRP £297) and the hybrid (RRP £239) have sliding weight tracks and adjustable hosel’s to make this possible.
The M2 is TaylorMade’s most forgiving driver, and if you’re looking for helping gaining distance, it’s definitely worth a try – especially given it has a lower price than the M1 at £369
It comes with a Fujikura Pro XLR8 56 stock shaft and is available with 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degrees of loft.
TaylorMade M2 driver review
And while the M2 fairway (RRP £229) and hybrid (RRP £189) don’t have the same adjustable options as the M1-range, they still promise plenty of distance and have a decent range of loft options available.
The original M2 irons were incredibly successful but TaylorMade’s engineers have been busy seeking out improvements for 2017, and have come back aiming to tick a lot of boxes.
Including implimenting their newest “face slot” technology, TaylorMade’s M2 irons offer both distance and forgiveness in order to target the needs of the everyday club golfer.
A set of M2 irons will set you back £699 (steel) or £799(graphite) and come with a TM Reax HL 88 (s) or a TM Reax (g) stock shaft.
Here is what TG Elite Teaching Professional and PGA Pro Chris Ryan thought when testing the M2.
As well as the new gear in store, there is more to come from TaylorMade in 2017:
TaylorMade’s M1 iron is new for 2017 and designed to bring together all the forgiveness of the M2 with the Tour styling of the RSi.
In short the M1 is a model for golfers who prefer a more compact head that still packs some game improvement tech.
A set of M1 irons will set you back £849(s) or £1049(g) and come with a True Temper XP 95 (s) or Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 17 (g) stock shaft.
The 2017 M1 irons will be available in stores from Wednesday March 1st but for now here is TaylorMade’s Senior Director Of Global Irons, Tomo Bystedt has everything you need to know about the M1irons.
The new 2017 TaylorMade M1 and M2 drivers, fairway woods and irons have arrived in stores across the UK.
As well as the new 2017 TaylorMade M1 and M2 ranges, TaylorMade hopes its new TP5 and TP5X golf balls will stand out.
The two models, one which is aimed at golfers who generate extreme club speeds (like Day and one aimed at golfers who demand an extremely soft feel, will be arriving in golf shops from Wednesday March 1st with an RRP of £49.99 per dozen.
Here TaylorMade’s Director of Product Development Golf Ball R&D, Eric Loper tells Today’s Golfer the tech story behind the new TaylorMade TP5 and TP5X golf balls.
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